The Return Of The Neighborhood Church

A mature and well-conceived new urban community can easily pass the "orange-juice test." But what about the church test?

April 16, 2005, 5:00 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @

It can no longer be taken for granted that all residents of a community will see a neighborhood church as a significant good. This can make the issue of planning and financing a church more difficult. Even in cases where logistical issues are worked out, it is not necessarily clear which denomination (if any) will own or operate the church...

Thanks to Karenn Gobrecht

Monday, April 11, 2005 in New Urban News


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